神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16).

​【双语灵修】葛培理:​默默行善(2017-8-13)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年08月13日 10:45

默默行善 Be Anonymous

读经

“你施舍的时候,不要叫左手知道右手所做的, 要叫你施舍的事行在暗中。你父在暗中察看,必然报答你 。”  马太福音 6:3-4

But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts inprivate, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.  MAT T H E W 6 : 3 – 4

默想

一些人去教会奉献或者支持慈善事业,或者直接帮助有需要的人,都是好事、善事。但是,如果他们四处宣扬呢?这时候你会怎么看他们行的善?你会不会怀疑他们的动机?他们的本性?

一切来自于上帝,包括一部分人的富有。他们行善施舍也是出于上帝,没有可以夸口的。所有的美善都来自上帝。要怀着谦卑、感恩的心去捐助和奉献。宣扬自己的热心,是对受助人的不尊重。不可以把自己的光辉形象建立在对别人的贬低上。这将形成恶性循环。帮助应该是无私的,才能让人家真心感受到你的爱心。当然,上帝在暗中察看,一定报答你。

It’s nice when people give to a church or a charity, or when they come to the aid of someone who is in need. But what if they brag about it? How does that make you feel about what they’ve done? What does that say about their motivation for giving in the first place? What does that reveal about their character?

Because God has allowed someone to have an abundance of possessions, that person should never boast about giving some of them away. Every good gift comes from God. Donations and offerings should be given in humility of heart and with a grace-filled gratitude. Someone who brags about their good deeds demeans those to whom their gifts were given. To puff up one’s own grandeur at the expense of another person’s dignity ultimately contributes to a continually oppressive cycle. Gifts should be given with a selfless burden to benefit the one who receives. The irony, of course, is that God will know and give honor to the anonymous giver.

祷告

耶稣,谢谢你给我的一切,让我真心帮助别人,不求回报。阿们。

Jesus, let me trust you for my fulfillment and not seek glory in my service to others. Amen.

行动

暗中帮助一个事工。

Make a donation to a ministry without letting anyone else know. Ever.


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